Mold Remediation >> Water Extraction

Water Extraction is a natural bacterial component to our environment. It is essentially in the breaking down of dead organic materials (plants and trees and such) in nature.. BUT we do not want these to be present in our homes as some of them have potential to be harmful to our health. Mold starts as a spore that is light enough to be carried great distances by the natural flow of air.

  1. Mold spores are not limited to the outdoors as we have air flow in our homes and offices. These Water Extraction spores float along and are not a problem until they come in contact with a source to nurture their growth into a full blow mold. NO mold spore will grow to MOLD without the presence of water or moisture. So now we know a little about mold. How do we keep mold spores from growing in our home? Because we know they are everywhere. Best advice I could find in my research is to keep places where you use or get water from DRY!
  2. That being said I know it is hard to keep everything in your home dry and moisture free. There are main place to look for signs of Water Extraction moisture or water. The first place clean water usually enters the home is the water heater/ softener. Check the top of the water heater for corroded lines, this maybe a sign that water is or has been leaking. Also around the bottom of the water heater to see if possible the clean out or liner has a leak. And since these are usually place in garage or basements or outside rooms it is a place not often checked.
  3. So when we do discover Water Extraction they have been leaking, it is usually after they have leaked for an extended period. The long it goes un-noticed the better chance for the mold spore to take hold and grow. If you notice water around these areas it is advised to call a professional plumber. Another hidden place most often not checked is the roof/ attic (some homes have plumbing in the attic). If you have access to the underside of your roof (attic or crawl space) it is advised to check from time to time to see if there maybe is a Water Extraction leak.
  4. Often (like in arid zones) you get some rain but not enough to soak thru to the ceiling and let one know their roof leaks. The dry air will not allow it to reach the ceiling. In wet area of the country it is possible to have a roof (or attic plumbing) leak and run down the walls for years before the damage reaches the interior. So you may not see it till it is too late and as we have learned mold likes moisture and water. The obvious are the sinks in the home. Look in the bottom of the cabinets to see if there is any Water Extraction moisture/water.

Flood Damage

So your tenants moved out without notice about Tenant Move Out Cleanup Flood Damage. So your tenants of moved out and upon inspecting the premises after they moved, you find water all over the floors. First step is, call a professional water restoration company. Let them deal with your insurance company as they know how to   read more..

Leaking Water Heater

Use (undamaged) HVAC system and de-humidifiers to aid in reducing relative humidity levels to below 50% if possible to aid in drying of wetted materials Water Damage Leaking Water Heater and to prevent unaffected materials from absorbing moisture in the air. Remove undamaged paper items from affected area if high humi  read more..

Tenant Move Out

They moved out and left water damage causing mold If you have a a good lease you will be able to recoup some of your money. However most people do not have a thorough lease so water damage, and damage from mold, basic neglect are not covered in the lease. If you do have a good lease and the tenant f  read more..

Difficult Smoke Cleanup

Because of the scale of the project the usual solvent toxicity and flammability protection techniques were impractical or impossible. For this reason the solvent of choice was Freon 113 (Dupont), a solvent that is both non-flammable and relatively non-toxic. 4.1 PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING POULTICE Appro  read more..

Carpet Cleaning With Vinegar And Water

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $13.6 million in additional funding to repair sewage systems, canal crossings and roads in St. Bernard Parish damaged by Hurricane Katrina. "These projects are a result of the continued partnership between St. Bernard Parish and   read more..

How To Stop Water And Mold In A Crawlspace

Many molds produce numerous protein or glycoprotein allergens capable of causing allergic reactions in people. These allergens have been measured in spores as well as in other fungal fragments. An estimated 6%-10% of the general population and Crawl Space Drying How To Stop Water And Mold In A Crawlspace 15%-50% of those who are genetically susc  read more..

Water Restoration

Once your home has been subjected to a large amount of water, either from floodwater or rainwater, steps should be taken to dry the edifice out, assess the Water Extraction Water Restoration, and plan for restorations and the water restoration. This article examines the concerns and processes for helping edifices to dry o  read more..

Flood Damage

Fire Damage Flood Damage and can be very tricky, no two cases are the same. One fire may have been started from grease catching on fire at the kitchen stove another fire may be from an electrical short from the water heater. One thing for sure both of these fires can leave a mess you cannot believe and possibly   read more..

How To Clean Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire

Acting United States Fire Administrator Charlie Dickinson and Fire Damage How To Clean Smoke And Soot Damage After A Fire National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President and Chief Executive Officer James Shannon announced today the completion of a report on Behavioral Mitigation of Smoking Fires.(PDF, 5 MB)

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How To Protect A Home In A Flood Plain

Clothing and LinensEven if your washing machine didnot get wet, do not use it untilyou know that the water is safeenough to drink and that yoursewer line works. (Perhaps afriend or relative has a washingmachine you can use until yours isclean and working.) Flood Damage How To Protect A Home In A Flood Plain

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